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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
+1 757-253-1847
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (124 reviews)
“crab” (81 reviews)
“seafood trio” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our first dining experience in Williamsburg and we were very pleased. After reading other reviews we felt confident in safely dining at this establishment. The 2 gluten free diners were pleased to both be able to have crab cakes. Fries had their own...More

Thank WoodlandFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was generally ok, but overrated. Crab dish was not as good as advertised. It is an ok resturant, not our favorite.

Thank L269YGgeorges
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot give this restaurant five stars as I had reserved a table and when we got to the restaurant we were stuck right next to the kitchen door. If we had walked in at the last minute I could understand, but to make a...More

Thank VirginiaTopkat
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were so impressed with the quality, presentation, and serving of our crab cake dinners served to our wedding party last Friday evening that we returned Saturday evening when on our own. Berret’s appears to be quite popular in Williamsburg as it...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not terrible but not good. The service and staff were really nice but the food was not worth the bill. We ate on the taphouse side but my wife's meal came from the "inside kitchen" and arrived to the table later than mine that, I...More

Thank Jason Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Colonial Williamsburg for a meeting. As is my practice I had reservations at Berret's my first night there, I was not disappointed. I met a friend there. Reservations were at 6:30 P.M. we were on time and were seated promptly on the back porch...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the atmosphere here. Lots of little rooms for seating throughout the restaurant plus a nice covered patio. Excellent variety of fare offered and a nice wine list. Superb service.

Thank jtlava
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reservations helpful. Warm welcome, including waitress. Beautiful inside and out. Excellent specials and main menu. We had Mussels (more butter needed in broth), Mahi-mahi and Crab Cakes. All outstanding. Bread pudding for dessert and we took a cheese cake home. An excellent experience and highly...More

Thank paj0756
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service at this restaurant was great. The food was well prepared and enough to share if you order with an appetizer. They have a good wine list and selection of beers. The menu has a good selection to choose from.

Thank C W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Williamsburg for a few days and my fiancé was in the mood for seafood. The gentleman at the hotel front desk (Fairfield Inn) suggested Berret's. The seafood was so good and at a reasonable price that the next thing I knew we...More

Thank Cheryl B
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Questions & Answers
Alicea R
18 July 2017|
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Response from jnickols | Reviewed this property |
Yes, chicken, lamb, pork and some vegetarian meals as well.
16 June 2017|
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Response from berrets1 | Property representative |
Yes...as the folks say above, we are a few long blocks away from the Lodge.
18 September 2016|
Response from berrets1 | Property representative |
Yes. During lunch and dinner our "special of the day" will be a complete Thanksgiving turkey dinner. We take reservations 60 days in advance, so please call us on the 24th of September, as we fill up fast.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
    (Francis Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg.

Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
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